Art City Days Hometown Rodeo is held each year on the first Saturday of June
|Adults||$10 per person|
|Youth 4-12||$5 per person|
|Youth 3 and under||Free|
|Presale Pricing May 1st – June 2nd|
|$5 per person||Pre-purchase tickets|
Sponsored by Hobble Creek Riding Club
Everyone is invited to attend on Saturday, June 3rd. The pre-show is at 6:30 pm with main events of the rodeo starting at 7 pm. The Hometown Rodeo features bull riding along with other heart pounding events such as saddle bronc and bareback riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, and more! Bleacher seating is limited, so spectators are invited to come early and bring folding chairs for comfortable seating.
McKoy Christiansen was born and raised to a ranching family in Emery, Utah. The Christiansen family runs a successful cow / calf program and a horse breeding program, specializing in reined cow horses. McKoy grew up chasing cows and riding horses. He started rodeoing at a young age, participating in the Utah State Junior High School Rodeo program and Utah State High School Rodeo program. He competed in the National High Rodeo Finals twice in Saddle Bronc Riding and Reined Cow Horse.
After high school graduation McKoy served a mission for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Edmonton Alberta Canada mission. He married his high school sweetheart, Katie, in 2018.
McKoy and Katie attended college, and participated on the rodeo team, for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OKPSU) Aggies. They then moved back to Utah and attended Utah Valley University, also competing on the rodeo team there. Katie is continuing her education with Southern Utah University, pursuing a Masters Degree.
McKoy, Katie, and their family live in Salina, Utah, working to build a successful reined cowhorse training program. They also travel Utah and neighboring states announcing rodeos and team ropings. It all started with a call for an emergency fill-in and has grown since then!
Sit yourself down and prepare to be entertained! Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown is here! He’s armed with a wacky sense of humor and a wonderfully trained group of dogs and performing in front of a large rodeo crowd is ‘old hat’ for this veteran entertainer, rodeo clown, barrelman and specialty act. His stage is a rodeo arena and his cast of players’ bark and howl; his quick wit, award winning comedy routines and ability to interact with a crowd offers up the promise of tear rolling laughter for his audiences.
Bert Davis, often dubbed the “Clown with all the Dogs” reached the third round in the TV show: America’s Got Talent; they were the only animal act to make it to Las Vegas in 2010. Or you might have seen them on Quest TV program – “Dogs with Jobs”. Known as “Davis’ Muttley Crew” this act features 16 rescue, owner surrender, strays, “Born to Perform”, and what they call “store bought” dogs, adopted by Bert and his wife, Frannie. They refer to the dogs as their kids and grandkids, all of whom are superbly trained tricksters.
Davis has been working in the rodeo business since 1974, beginning his career at age 16, as the youngest bullfighter in the nation; that was the start of a noteworthy career that has brought a long list of awards and honors for Davis. He has been selected three times to perform as the featured act at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada. Bert has been nominated for the PRCA Comedy Act of the Year Award several times. Bert has been a PRCA Gold Card member since 1998. He laughs now that his PRCA Gold Card has its own Gold Card…
Bert and his dogs have been International Contract Acts Showcase Champions seven times. In 2012 they won every category they entered in the Showcase: Dress Act, Comedy Act and Clown / Barrelman.
While Davis is a courageous and hilarious performer; it is his numerous dogs that truly endear him to the spectators. Those sidekicks, with their high energy antics make Bert, the Coppertown Clown, one of the best and most-traveled animal specialty acts in the industry. They have gained international notoriety by performing in Six Provinces/Territory of Canada, 45 different States and in Australia.
Not much can throw a funnyman who has faced rampageous bulls on a daily basis for the past 48 years. What keeps this extremely courageous and hilariously talented performer going those thousands of miles, year in and year out? Well, it comes from the heart… Garth Brooks sings “It’s the roar of the Sunday crowd” in Rodeo. But for Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown, it is the roar of any crowd.
Rocking B Rodeo Company – Brady Burningham